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Rule18. Joinder of claims and remedies.

(a)Joinder of claims. The plaintiff in his complaintor in a reply setting forth a counterclaim and the defendant in an answersetting forth a counterclaim may join either as independent or as alternate claimsas many claims either legal or equitable or both as he may have against anopposing party. There may be a like joinder of claims when there are multipleparties if the requirements of Rules 19, 20, and 22 are satisfied. There may be alike joinder of cross-claims or third-party claims if the requirements of Rules13 and 14 respectively are satisfied.

(b)Joinder of remedies; fraudulent conveyances.Whenever a claim is one heretofore cognizable only after another claim has beenprosecuted to a conclusion, the two claims may be joined in a single action;but the court shall grant relief in that action only in accordance with therelative substantive rights of the parties. In particular, a plaintiff maystate a claim for money and a claim to have set aside a conveyance fraudulentas to him, without first having obtained a judgment establishing the claim formoney.